Install Windows Admin Center with CMD

Steps to install Windows Admin Center with CMD

  1. Download Windows Admin Center to C:\TEMP

  2. Request and install Machine SSL Certificate from Microsoft CA by following my previous post here

  3. Get the Thumbprint of the Machine SSL Certificate

Get-ChildItem -Path cert:\LocalMachine\my | ? Subject -like "*AVENTIS-MGMT*"
  1. Open CMD with Administrator Right
  • SME_Port = Enter the port no to access Windows Admin Center
  • SME_THUMBPRINT = Machine SSL Certificate for Windows Admin Center
C:\Temp\msiexec /i C:\Temp\WindowsAdminCenterPreview1908.msi /qn /L*v c:\TEMP\log.txt SME_PORT=8088 SME_THUMBPRINT=658D80026D82EECE93AE90E90A62229A4D33D4FA SSL_CERTIFICATE_OPTION=installed
  1. Verify Windows Admin Center had been installed successfully
Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate 

DisplayName                                                    DisplayVersion Publisher             InstallDate
-----------                                                    -------------- ---------             -----------

Notepad++ (64-bit x64)                                         7.8.5          Notepad++ Team

Typora version 0.9.86                                          0.9.86             20200306
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 20200229
VMware Tools                                          VMware, Inc.          20200229
PowerShell 7-x64                                             Microsoft Corporation 20200306
Windows Admin Center                                           1.2.11237.0    Microsoft Corporation 20200313                  
  1. login to Windows Admin Center via with Domain Admin Credential

install windows admin center with cmd

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